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Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae)Sceliphron formosum

1 Formosum mud-dauber at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020

Identification history

Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Sceliphron formosum 29 Mar 2020 michaelb
Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Sceliphron laetum 26 Mar 2020 michaelb
Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Sceliphron formosum 25 Mar 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Sceliphron laetum 25 Mar 2020 Ct1000

Author's notes

I believe some kind of mud dauber wasp.. Was observed digging in the banks of the stream / drain.

4 comments

michaelb wrote:
   26 Mar 2020
Hi and thanks for your contribution/photo. I have downloaded one of the original photos, cropped it and added it back to aid in identification.
   29 Mar 2020
I think this is formosim because it has black antennae and multiple yellow spots on its back seehttp://museum.wa.gov.au/research/collections/terrestrial-zoology/entomology-insect-collection/entomology-factsheets/sceliphron
michaelb wrote:
   29 Mar 2020
Ok - I didn't notice the black antennae as a way to separate them.
   29 Mar 2020
This is only my observation but is consistent with all the sightings so far identified in CNP and those I looked at on the net

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Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2020 Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Nov 2019 Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2019 Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2019 Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2019 Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Sep 2019 Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Sep 2019 Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Sep 2019 Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Sep 2019 Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Sep 2019 Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Sep 2019 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jul 2019 Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jun 2019 Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2019 Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2019 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Mar 2019 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Mar 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jan 2019 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Jan 2019 Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2018 Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018 Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Dec 2018 Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Nov 2018 Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2018 Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018 Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2018 Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Oct 2018 Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Oct 2018 Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2018 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Sep 2018 Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Sep 2018 Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Sep 2018 Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Feb 2018 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Feb 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Jan 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Jan 2018 Sparaxis tricolor (Sparaxis, Harlequin Flower) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Oct 2016
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2020
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Nov 2019
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2019
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2019
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2019
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Sep 2019
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Sep 2019
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Sep 2019
Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Sep 2019
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Sep 2019
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Sep 2019
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jul 2019
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jun 2019
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2019
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2019
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Mar 2019
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Mar 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jan 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Jan 2019
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2018
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Dec 2018
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Nov 2018
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2018
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2018
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Oct 2018
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Oct 2018
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Sep 2018
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Sep 2018
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Sep 2018
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Feb 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Feb 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Jan 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Jan 2018
Sparaxis tricolor (Sparaxis, Harlequin Flower) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Oct 2016

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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